EXCLUSIVE LEADING OPTOMETRISTS | PINELANDS, CAPE TOWN
Pediatric vision • Binocular vision • Age related disorders • Pathology screening • Contact lens fitting • Retinal photography
An eye examination at McKenna and Scott Exclusive in Pinelands is not merely about finding a prescription. It is about eyecare, eye health, patient education and friendly service. Vision is not merely about the clarity of the image. It is about how both the eyes work together as a team ie. eye alignment, the contraction and relaxation of the individual eye muscles and ocular movements. These factors affect our visual performance and comfort throughout our daily tasks and activities. The majority of eye diseases are painless and can go undetected for years, leading to possible irreparable damage. Also, certain eye conditions can be manifestations of underlying systemic diseases. All these aspects of vision and health are part of our comprehensive eye examinations.
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Common signs that a child has a vision problem that requires corrective eyewear include: Consistently sitting too close to the TV or holding a book too close Losing his or her place while reading Using a finger to follow along while reading Squinting Tilting the head to see better Frequent eye rubbing Sensitivity to light Excessive tearing Closing one eye to read, watch TV or see better Avoiding activities that require near vision, such as reading or homework, or distance vision, such as participating in sports or other recreational activities Complaining of headaches or tired eyes Receiving lower grades
Why should I bother to go to my optometrist when I can simply pick up an inexpensive pair of readers at the store? Some people do have good luck with cheap reading glasses. However, you need to visit your optometrist regularly for two reasons: Regular eye exams are the only way to catch "silent" diseases, like glaucoma, in their early stages, so they can be treated before permanent vision loss occurs. One-size-fits-all reading glasses don't work well for people who have astigmatism, a different prescription in each eye, or eyes that are closer together or farther apart than "average."
Eye Carotenoids And Visual Performance: The Research A growing number of studies support the importance of the macular pigment in maintaining or enhancing visual abilities that are important for sports performance. Important recent findings include: Research at the Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland demonstrated that a daily nutritional supplement containing lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin improved the visual performance of people with normal visual acuity but lower-than-normal levels of macular pigment in their eyes at the beginning of the study. In the one-year study, 53 adult subjects took a daily supplement containing 10 mg lutein, 2 mg zeaxanthin, and